Laura Zucca-Scott

Waking up

By Laura Zucca-Scott

Bread in my hands

Still feeling warm

Morning mist

After a long train ride

Running from fear and destruction

A strong hand to keep you safe

I was not afraid

Or maybe a little

Falling asleep, tucked in

No more bombs but room service

Mom and Dad talking the darkness away

Too tired to eat

My uncle looked really tall

If only we could stay forever


Laura regards reading and writing as essential elements of life. She is a bilingual writer and her poems have been published online and in several anthologies of poetry both in the United States and in Italy. One of her poems appeared in the “Beatitude Golden Anniversary 1959-2009” anthology. Laura has also been the recipient of several awards including the International Literary Honor Plaque “Florence, Capital of Europe.” Laura is currently a full time professor at Blackburn College where she is a regular contributor to the “Vortex,” the college’s literary journal.


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